Departments & Positions
Station Command (Starfleet)
The Command department is ultimately responsible for the station, its crew and civilians. Those within the department are responsible for commanding the facility and representing the interests of Starfleet.
Station Commander Ultimately responsible for the ship and crew, the Commanding Officer is the most senior officer aboard a vessel. S/he is responsible for carrying out the orders of Starfleet, and for representing both Starfleet and the Federation. Executive Officer: Head of Station Operations The liaison between captain and crew, the Executive Officer acts as the disciplinarian, personnel manager, advisor to the captain, and much more. S/he is also one of only two officers, along with the Chief Medical Officer, that can remove a Commanding Officer from duty. Chief of the Station The seniormost Chief Petty Officer (including Senior and Master Chiefs), regardless of rating, is designated by the Commanding Officer as the Chief of the Boat (for vessels) or Command Chief (for starbases). In addition to his or her departmental responsibilities, the COB/CC performs the following duties: serves as a liaison between the Commanding Officer (or Executive Officer) and the enlisted crewmen; ensures enlisted crews understand Command policies; advises the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer regarding enlisted morale, and evaluates the quality of noncommissioned officer leadership, management, and supervisory training.
The COB/CC works with the other department heads, Chiefs, supervisors, and crewmen to insure discipline is equitably maintained, and the welfare, morale, and health needs of the enlisted personnel are met. The COB/CC is qualified to temporarily act as Commanding or Executive Officer if so ordered.
Station Mascot Starfleet Observer
Promenade Merchants Association (Civilians)
Elected members represent the merchants and businesses operating on the Promenade and within the Square Mile. Membership is compulsory for anyone wishing to trade on DS5.
Secretary Proprietor Administrative Assistant Business Owner Business Owner
The Box Of Delights
The Box of Delights is the DS5 equivalent of Quarks
Proprietor, the Box of Delights
Chief Executive Officer CEO's Personal Assistant
The Lotus Lounge
Proprietor Business Manager Bar Tender Waiting Staff Gaming Staff Chef Doorman
Alien Embassy or Consulate (Civilians)
Alien Ambassador - Please Specify If you which to play an alien diplomat of a non-Federation species not already in play then this is where to apply. Please be clear exactly who it is you are representing. Klingon Ambassador Representing the interests of Q'onos and the Klingons resident on DS5
Cardassian Ambassador Ambassador's Personal Assistant Ambassador's Bodyguard Senior Attaché Cultural Attaché Trade Attaché Military Attaché Embassy Security Officer Secretary
Ambassador Ambassador's Personal Assistant Ambassador's Bodyguard Senior Attaché Cultural Attaché Trade Attaché Military Attaché Embassy Security Officer Secretary
Station Operations (Starfleet)
Station Operations is headed by the XO and covers all the departments concerned with the day to day running of the station. Includes Operations, Science, Medical and Security.
This is the largest department on DS5, covering everything from replacing the hull plating to updating the replicators, from maintaining the antennas to generating the power.
Chief Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer is responsible for all the computer systems, including the maintenance of the Computer cores. They are responsible for all communications, sensors and relays and all public and fleet holographic systems, including the Holographic Defence platforms. Replicators and Stores fall under the purview of the COO, so the Quartermaster reports to them. Additionally the Operations department co-ordinates living quarters for both fleet and civilian personnel.
The COO and the CEO are expected to work together to see to the smooth running of the ship, and are considered equal positions reporting to the XO.
Chief Engineer The Assistant Chief of Power & Infrastructure is responsible for ensuring that sufficient power for the station is generated, and the infrastructures of the station can support its creation and distribution.
Additional this position is responsible for the physical maintenance of the ship, its hull and shields, the physical portions of the defenses, and other key items such as turbo lifts and environmental systems
The COO and the CEO are expected to work together to see to the smooth running of the ship, and are considered equal positions reporting to the XO.
Quartermaster The Quartermaster specializes in distributing supplies and provisions to personnel aboard the vessel. In addition, the Quartermaster controls all physical assignments to quarters throughout the vessel. Boatswain Each vessel and base has one Warrant Officer (or Chief Warrant Officer) who holds the position of Boatswain. The Boatswain (pronounced and also written "Bosun" or "Bos'n") trains and supervises personnel (including both the ship's company or base personnel as well as passengers or vessels) in general ship and base operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Operations personnel; sets the agenda for instruction in general ship and base operations; supervises auxiliary and utility service personnel and daily ship or base maintenance; coordinates all personnel cross-trained in damage control operations and supervises damage control and emergency operations; may assume any Bridge or Operations role as required; and is qualified to temporarily act at Operations if so ordered.
The Boatswain reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
Operations Officer Engineering Officer Engineers are the backbone of the Engineering Corps and are responsible for, under the guidance of the Chief Engineer, maintaining and repairing the vessel. Engineer's Mate Transporter Specialist The Transporter Chief is responsible for all transports to and from other ships and any planetary bodies. When transporting is not going on, the Transporter Chief is responsible for keeping the transporters running at peak efficiency.
The team assigned to the Transporter Chief is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Transporter Chief reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Communications Specialist The Communications Specialist is a specialized engineer. Communication aboard a ship or facility takes two basic forms, voice and data. Both are handled by the onboard computer system and dedicated hardware. The vastness and complexity of this system requires a dedicated team to maintain the system.
The Communications Specialist is the officer in charge of this team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned to the team by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Communications Specialist reports to the Asst. and Chief Engineer.
Computer Systems Specialist The Computer Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. The new generation of Computer systems are highly developed. This system needs much maintenance and the Computer Systems Specialist was introduced to relieve the Science Officer, whose duty this was in the very early days.
A small team is assigned to the Computer Systems Specialist, which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Computer Systems Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Damage Control Specialist The Damage Control Specialist is a specialized Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist controls all damage control aboard the ship when it gets damaged in battle. S/he oversees all damage repair aboard the ship, and coordinates repair teams on the smaller jobs so the Chief Engineer can worry about other matters.
A small team is assigned to the Damage Control Specialist which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Structural/Environmental Specialist The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. From a small ship/facility to a large one, all requires constant monitoring. The hull, bulkheads, walls, Jeffrey's tubes, turbolifts, structural integrity field, internal dampening field, and environmental systems are all monitored and maintained by this officer and his/her team.
The team assigned to the Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist reports to the Asst and Chief Engineer.
Any other Operations/Engineering Position Assistant Chief Engineering Officer The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in the daily work; in issues regarding mechanical, administrative matters and coordinating repairs with other departments.
If so required, the Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to take over as Chief Engineer, and thus must be versed in current information regarding the ship or facility.
Merging the responsibilities of ship-to-ship and personnel combat into a single department, the security & tactical department is responsible for the tactical readiness of the vessel and the security of the ship.
Chief Security Officer The Chief Security Officer is called Chief of Security. Her/his duty is to ensure the safety of ship and crew. Some take it as their personal duty to protect the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer on away teams. She/he is also responsible for people under arrest and the safety of guests, liked or not. S/he also is a department head and a member of the senior staff, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters. Security could be called the 24th century police force.
The Chief of Security role can also be combined with the Chief Tactical Officer position.
Assistant Chief Security Officer The Assistant Chief Security Officer is sometimes called Deputy of Security. S/he assists the Chief of Security in the daily work; in issues regarding Security and any administrative matters. If required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Security department. Security Officer There are several Security Officers aboard each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief of Security and his/her Deputy and mostly guard sensitive areas, protect people, patrol, and handle other threats to the Federation. Security Investigations Officer The Security Investigations Officer is an Enlisted Officer. S/He fulfills the role of a special investigator or detective when dealing with Starfleet matters aboard ship or on a planet. Coordinates with the Chief Security Officer on all investigations as needed. The Security Investigations Officer reports to the Chief of Security. Brig Officer The Brig Officer is a Security Officer who has chosen to specialize in a specific role. S/he guards the brig and its cells. But there are other duties associated with this post as well. S/he is responsible for any prisoner transport, and the questioning of prisoners. Often Brig Officers have a good knowledge of forcefield technology, and are experts in escaping such confinements. Master-at-Arms The Master-at-Arms trains and supervises Security crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Security personnel; supervises weapons locker access and firearm deployment; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief of Security if so ordered. The Master-at-Arms reports to the Chief of Security. Undercover Operations Co-ordinator
From sensor readings to figuring out a way to enter the strange spacial anomaly, the science department is responsible for recording data, testing new ideas out, and making discoveries.
Chief Science Officer The Chief Science Officer is responsible for all the scientific data the ship/facility collects, and the distribution of such data to specific section within the department for analysis. S/he is also responsible with providing the ship's captain with scientific information needed for command decisions.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Science Officer The Assistant Chief Science Officer assists Chief Science Officer in all areas, such as administration, and analysis of scientific data. The Assistant often take part in specific analysis of important data along with the Chief Science Officer, however spends most time overseeing current project and their section heads. Science Officer There are several general Science Officers aboard each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief Science Officer and his Assistant. Assignments include work for the Specialized Section heads, as well as duties for work being carried out by the Chief and Assistant. Astrometrics Officer Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Astrometrics Section. This role entails the maintaining, correction and production of new stellar maps. Has close ties with the the Physicist and Stellar Cartographers. Alien Archaeologist/Anthropologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Alien Culture Section. This role involves the study of all newly discovered alien species and life forms, from the long dead to thriving. Their knowledge also involves current known alien species. Has close ties to the Historian.
Answers to the Chief Science Officer and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Biologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Biology Section. This role entails the study of biology, botany, zoology and many more Life Sciences. On larger ships there many be a number of Science Officers within this section, under the lead of the Biologist. Language Specialist Specialized Communications Officer in charge of the Linguistics section. This role involves the study of new and old languages and text in an attempt to better understand and interpret their meaning.
Answers to the Chief and Assistant Chief Communications Officer (if present) or the Chief and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Stellar Cartographer Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Stellar Cartography bay. This role entails the mapping of all spatial phenomenon, and the implications of such phenomenon. Has close ties with the Physicist and Astrometrics Officer. Botanist
Medical & Counseling
The medical & counseling department is responsible for the mental and physical health of the crew, from running annual physicals to combatting a strange plague that is afflicting the crew to helping a crew member deal with the loss of a loved one.
Chief Medical Officer The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the physical health of the entire crew, but does more than patch up injured crew members. His/her function is to ensure that they do not get sick or injured to begin with, and to this end monitors their health and conditioning with regular check ups. If necessary, the Chief Medical Officer can remove anyone from duty, even a Commanding Officer. Besides this s/he is available to provide medical advice to any individual who requests it.
Additionally the Chief is also responsible for all aspect of the medical deck, such as the Medical labs, Surgical suites and Dentistry labs.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Medical Officer A starship or facility has numerous personnel aboard, and thus the Chief Medical Officer cannot be expect to do all the work required. The Asst. Chief Medical Officer assists Chief in all areas, such as administration, and application of medical care. Medical Officer Medical Officer undertake the majority of the work aboard the ship/facility, examining the crew, and administering medical care under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Chief Medical Officer also run the other Medical areas not directly overseen by the Chief Medical Officer. Surgeon Doctors of the federation still specialize and mostly, the Chief Medical Officer position is usually held by a general practitioner. While simple surgery is part of their training, some doctors on larger vessels and starbases prefer to have a surgeon on staff. Head Nurse The Head Nurse oversees all the Nurses currently aboard, ensuring they are assigned to tasks and working as required in their area. Additionally the Head nurse performs the normal duties of the nurse, assisting the Duty Medical Officer in sickbay. Nurse Nurses are trained in basic medical care, and are capable of dealing with less serious medical cases. In more serious matters the nurse assists the medical officer in the examination and administration of medical care, be this injecting required drugs, or simply assuring the injured party that they will be ok. The Nurses also maintain the medical wards, overseeing the patients and ensuring they are receiving medication and care as instructed by the Medical Officer. Chief Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems.
The Chief Counselor is considered a member of the Senior Staff. S/he is responsible for the crew in his/her department. The Chief Counselor is the Counselor with the highest rank and most experience.
Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems.
6th Combined Operations Group, 21st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 9th Marine Division
Sub department of Strategic Operations Deep Space Five keeps a small Marine detachment that serves as the security force safeguarding the sites of interest on Pangaea, the strange transdimensional planet that DS5 orbits
21st MEU Commanding Officer The Marine CO is responsible for all the Marine personnel assigned to the ship/facility. S/he is in required to take command of any special ground operations and lease such actions with security. The Marines could be called the 24th century commandos.
Other Civilians (Civilians)
Civilians are the life blood of DS5. If you don't see the role you want, please contact us and we can add your idea.
Klingon Ambassador Institute Administrator Bajoran Ambassador Civilian - Please specify desired role. Romulan Ambassador Ambassador's Personal Assistant Ambassador's Personal Assistant Discharged Former Chief of Security Ambassador's Personal Assistant Waitress Business Manager Ambassador's Bodyguard Mercenary Ambassador's Bodyguard Ambassador's Bodyguard Commander - IRW Dhelan Tal Shi'ar Agent Bar Tender Traveller Waiting Staff Senior Attaché Cultural Attaché Business Woman Senior Attaché Cultural Attaché Senior Attaché Cultural Attaché Gaming Staff Trade Attaché Trade Attaché Trade Attaché Chef Military Attaché Military Attaché Military Attaché Embassy Security Officer Embassy Security Officer Embassy Security Officer Secretary Secretary Secretary Doorman Civilian Liaison Merchant Vessel Captain Privateer Doctor Professor Retired CO
Starfleet Families & Dependents
Families and dependents of Starfleet personnel
Spouse Child Sibling Famiily member
Federation Commercial Mission
Federation Commercial Mission to the Gamma Quadrant
Federation Commerce Envoy Envoy's Personal Assistant
Federation News Service
Editor FNS Senior Correspondent
Strategic Operations (Starfleet)
The Strategic Operations department acts as an advisory to the command staff, as well as a resource of knowledge and information concerning hostile races in the operational zone of the ship, as well as combat strategies and other such things. Departments that primarily deal with exteranl threats and actions come under strategic operations. The 2XO is head of Strategic Operations
Head of Strategic Operations The Chief Strategic Operations Officer is responsible for coordinating all Starfleet and allied assets in within their designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis (in the absence of a dedicated tactical department) and intelligence gathering (in the absence of a dedicated intelligence department). Assistant Chief Strategic Operations Officer The Assistant Chief Strategic Operations Officer is the second ranked officer in the Strategic Operations department. He or she answers to the Chief Strategic Operations Officer. He or she is responsible for coordinating Starfleet and allied assets within a designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis and intelligence gathering. Strategic Operations Officer The Strategic Operations Officer is part of the Strategic Operations department. He or she answers to the Chief Strategic Operations Officer. He or she is responsible for coordinating Starfleet and allied assets within a designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis and intelligence gathering.
Responsible for representing the Federation and its interests.
Chief Diplomatic Officer The Diplomatic Officer of each vessel/base must be familiar with a variety of areas: history, religion, politics, economics, and military, and understand how they affect potential threats. A wide range of operations can occur in response to these areas and threats. These operations occur within three general states of being: peacetime competition, conflict and war.
S/he must be equally flexible and demonstrate initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and improvisation to provide responsive legal services to his/her Commanding Officer as well a diplomatic advise on current status of an Alien Species both aligned and non aligned to the Federation.
The Chief Diplomatic Officer is in charge of the Diplomatic Corps Detachment. He or she oversees the operation of it, as well as makes sure everything in that department is carried out according to Starfleet Regulations.
Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer The Diplomatic Officer of each vessel/base must be familiar with a variety of areas: history, religion, politics, economics, and military, and understand how they affect potential threats. A wide range of operations can occur in response to these areas and threats. These operations occur within three general states of being: peacetime competition, conflict and war.
S/he must be equally flexible and demonstrate initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and improvisation to provide responsive legal services to his/her Commanding Officer aiding in official functions as prescribed by protocol, performing administrative duties, and other tasks as directed by the Chief Diplomatic Officer, as well a diplomatic advise on current status of an Alien Species both aligned and non aligned to the Federation.
The Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer is the second-in-command of the Diplomatic Corps Detachment. If necessary, he or she can take the place of the Chief Diplomatic Officer on a temporary or permanent basis.
Legal Officer The Diplomatic Officer of each vessel/base must be familiar with a variety of areas: history, religion, politics, economics, and military, and understand how they affect potential threats. A wide range of operations can occur in response to these areas and threats. These operations occur within three general states of being: peacetime competition, conflict and war.
S/he must be equally flexible and demonstrate initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and improvisation to provide responsive legal services to his/her Commanding Officer aiding in official functions as prescribed by protocol, performing administrative duties, and other tasks as directed by the Chief Diplomatic Officer and/or Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer as well a diplomatic advice on current status of an Alien Species both aligned and non aligned to the Federation.
Diplomatic Corpsman The Diplomatic Corpsman is a special position reserved for enlisted officers who wish to study diplomacy, and aid the department in its mission. Their duties consist of, but are not limited to, aiding Diplomatic Officers and Diplomat's Aide in the construction of various legal documents, researching diplomatic archives, attending and aiding in the preparation for diplomatic functions, and other tasks as prescribed by the Chief Diplomatic Officer and/or Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer. These individuals are qualified to undertake some of the responsibilities of a Diplomatic Officer, as their training are far less in-depth. They are, however, able to, and adequately trained to function as a paralegal when such services are required by a vessel/base's crew. Diplomat's Aide S/he responds to the Ship/Base's Chief Diplomatic Officer, and is required to be able to stand in and run the Diplomatic Department as required should the Chief Diplomatic Officer be absent for any reason.
The Aide must therefore be versed in all Diplomatic information regarding the current status of the Federation and its aligned and non aligned neighbours.
Media Relations Officer Like it or not, the public has a right to know what Starfleet is up to. To get the word out to journalists or in the case of classified missions, to keep word from getting out. The Chief Diplomatic Officer will usually appoint one of their Diplomatic Officers to serve as the Media Relations Officer.
With the exceptions of large stations and/or high profile diplomatic negotiations the Media Relations Officer duties consist of, but are not limited to keeping the Chief Diplomatic Officer and Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer informed of all relevant media stories, dealing with the press on a daily basis, creating and issuing mission statments, conducting personal interviews, and answer questions from the media journalists.
Senior Diplomatic Advisor The Translation Specialist is a person capable of translating written and spoken languages in real-time. They often have roles of interpreters and mediators due to their extensive linguistic capabilities. Translation Specialist reports to the Language Specialist.
Although s/he is considered a Communications Officer the position also has close ties to the diplomacy. Under diplomacy the Translation Specialist is charged with the translation of any language, living or dead, that may be encountered by a vessel/base that the Universal Translator system can not interpret. These individuals are adept at using various decryption techniques to aid in the deciphering of such languages. These individuals are qualified to undertake any tasks that could be asked of a general Diplomatic Officer; however they specialize in the linguistic aspect of this department.
The Intelligence department is responsible for gathering and providing intelligence as it becomes possible during a mission; during covert missions, the intelligence department also takes a more active role, providing the necessary classified and other information.
Chief Intelligence Officer Responsible for managing the intelligence department in its various facets, the Chief Intelligence officer often assists the Strategic Operations officer with information gathering and analysis, and then acts as a channel of information to the CO and bridge crew during combat situations. Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer Responsible for aiding the Chief Intelligence Officer in managing the intelligence department in its various facets, often assisting the Strategic Operations officer with information gathering and analysis. Intelligence Officer Responsible for gathering intelligence, an Intelligence officer has the patience to read through a database for hours on end, and the cunning to coax information from an unwilling giver. S/he must provide this information to the Chief Intelligence officer as it becomes needed. Infiltration Specialist The Infiltration Specialist is trained the arts of covert operations and infiltration. They are trained to get into and out of enemy instillations, territory, etc. Once in, they can gather intel, or if needed plant explosives, and even in times of war capture of enemy personnel. The Infiltration Specialist reports to the Chief Intelligence Officer. Encryption Specialist This NCO takes submitted Intelligence reports and runs them through algorithms, checking for keywords that denote mistyped classification and then puts the report into crypto form and sends them through the proper channels of communication to either on board ship consoles or off board to who ever needs to receive it. The Encryption Specialist reports to the Chief Intelligence Officer. Field Operative
DS5 keeps multiple ships ready for defense & exploration. This department is responsible for all of them It includes the Fighter Wing as well as large vessels
Pangaea Exploration & Settlement Project (Mission Specific Characters)
Chief Explorer Chief Archaeologist Queen of the Fae Captain's Lost Daughter
Docked Ships (Starfleet)
Ships docked at DS5 can register guest accounts through this department
Guest Players on Docked Ships can gain guest accounts through this position
OLD NPCS (OLD NPCS)